Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Julia Griffin’s Snow Queen.
I admit it: I’ve long been a fan of pretty pictures. It’s no surprise, then, that I’m a fan of Julia Griffin’s work. For example, I just cannot get over this kid’s hair. The fine detail, the shimmer of light, and the delicacy of each strand seems incredible. And the Snow Queen’s fur stole is similarly impressive; I feel like I’m looking at the fur of one of my ferrets.
Done entirely in colored pencils, this is just one of many images created by my friend Julia Griffin for her retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen. She’s been working on this project for the past three years, and the time has finally come for her to turn her collection of images into a book. If you like that picture, or if you like stories about young heroines, or even if you just like the idea having a pretty picture book, you should check out Julia’s Kickstarter project.
You want to see more art? There’s more good stuff where this came from:
I continue to be amazed by the semi-stippled effect she’s created, as well as by her impressive attention to detail.
You know, I was going to wax loquacious about how cool I think this stuff is, but I think I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. You should totally check out Julia’s work, and take a look at Julia’s Snow Queen.
You can see some of Julia’s other work here.